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Talk Nation Radio for October 6, 2011 David Swanson, Liberty Plaza DC Occupation Arrives Author, activist, organizer, on the ever expanding OccupywallStreet movement and www.october2011.org in Washington D.C. at Liberty Plaza, near KStreet and the seat of both U.S. governmental power and Washington lobbying cartels. The occupation of Wall Street has expanded and now includes dozens of American cities. We spoke with David Swanson as activists arrived in Freedom Plaza. We talk about the movement...
Topics: David Swanon, Occupy Wall Street, Liberty Plaza, Liberty Square, Liberty Park, New York City,...
October 20th, 2011 Talk Nation Radio for October 20, 2011 Occupy Wall Street and October2011 protest closes Citibank, D.C. Kevin Zeese, on that plus withdraw your money from BOA & Citibank Day Nov 5, 2011 Day TRT: 29:00 Produced by Dori Smith, Storrs, CT Music by Fritz Heede Download at Pacificaâs Audioport or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org We continue our coverage of the Occupy Wall Street and October2011 movements as the national effort to hold Wall Street, Government, and the Banks,...
Topics: Citibank, October2011, protest in DC closes Citibank branch, Occupy Wall Street, BOA, CITIBANK,...
Talk Nation Radio for 9-8-2011 Jen Marlowe, Law Prof. Anne Emanuel, Troy Davis Execution Scheduled for 9-21-2011 UPDATE: Georgia Parole Board to review Troy Davis case on Monday September 19, 2011. Contact them at: Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SE Suite 458, Balcony Level, East Tower Atlanta, Georgia 30334-4909. TRT: 29:00 Produced by Dori Smith Music by Fritz Heede Download at Pacifica's Audioport or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org Human Rights...
Topics: Troy Davis, Execution Scheduled, Can he win clemency, board of pardons and parole, state of...
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Talk Nation Radio for August 31, 2011 Edward Girardet, Afghanistan More for Sale Today than 10 Years Ago TRT: 29:00 Produced by Dori Smith, in Storrs, CT and syndicated with Pacifica Network Music by Fritz Heede Download at Pacifica's Audioport or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org We continue our interview with journalist, author and producer, Edward Girardet on his 2011 book, 'Killing the Cranes, a Reporterâs Journey Through Three Decades of War in Afghanistan', (Chelsea Green Press, 2011). In...
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Talk Nation Radio for September 21, 2011 Palestine at the UN, Turkey at the ICC Frank Barat of Russell Tribunal on Palestine, Prof. John Quigley, Ohioâs Moritz School of Law Human rights issues are analyzed by an activist as Palestinians seeking statehood are threatened with âdireâ consequences by Israelis. The US cajoles Israel and Turkey in New York. Plus legal analysis of Turkeyâs case at the ICC against Israel by international law expert. Can the Palestinians rely on Mahmoud Abbas to...
Topics: Palestine at the UN, Turkey at the ICC, Frank Barat of Russell Tribunal on Palestine, Prof. John...
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Talk Nation Radio for May 20, 2009 Chris Hedges on America's, 'Empire of Illusion, The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle' TRT: 29:38 Produced by Dori Smith Award winning journalist and author Chris Hedges discusses his new book and describes America's failed policy in Afghanistan. We discuss his piece in www.Truthdig.com "The Disease of Permanent War" and look at Pentagon propaganda under President Barack Obama. Chris Hedges graduated from Harvard Divinity School and was a...
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Topics: Chris Hedges, Empire of Illusion, The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle, John Murphy,...
Talk Nation Radio for September 15, 2011 Ground Truths about the U.S. Operation in Afghanistan Experts on Afghanistan Elizabeth Gould & Paul Fitzgerald join us. They are authors of the book, Crossing Zero, The AfPak War at the Turning Point of American Empire. We are once again at a turning point for Afghanistan as Kabul falls prey to yet another violent power struggle. TRT: 29:00 Produced by Dori Smith, Storrs, CT Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here Or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org...
Topics: Ground Truths about the U.S. Operation in Afghanistan, Experts on Afghanistan Elizabeth Gould &...
Edward Girardetâs new book, âKilling the Cranesâ, is a Scathing Indictment of the Afghan War Talk Nation Radio for August 25, 2011 Edward Girardetâs new book, âKilling the Cranes, a Reporterâs Journey through Three Decades of War in Afghanistanâ, is a scathing indictment of the Afghan War With assassinations becoming routine, and NATO air strikes continuing to enrage and alienate civilians, Edward Giradet says once again, that the war was unnecessary. He further suggests the situation is...
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Talk Nation Radio for September 29, 2011 Professor Ernest Drucker, A Plague of Prisons The Epidemic of Mass Incarcerations in America Prof Ernest Druckerâs new book, A Plague of Prisons offers a shocking overview of what has gone terribly wrong within Americaâs prison system. He writes that there has been a 1733% increase in the number of Americans incarcerated over drug charges since 1973. As the inmate population soars, clinical psychologist Ernest Drucker documents the damage to inmates...
Topics: Ernest Drucker, A Plague of Prisons, The Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration in America, Troy Davis,...
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During the recount of Connecticut's 2nd district in 2006 a staff person of LHS Associates, vendor for the state's Diebold machines, opened up a machine and made a memory card switch. He used a card that had been in his possession, not one that was on site. This was in violation of Connecticut protocols issued by the Secretary of State's office, and to make matters worse, three LHS staff members said they had seen the protocols but planned to violate them anyway. The Secretary of State met with...
Topics: voting machine, security, Diebold, Connecticut, failure, Talk Nation Radio, Dori Smith, Professor...
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Talk Nation Radio for April 3, 2009 Ellen Hodgson Brown, escaping the global web of debt Part 1: How we can work toward saving the US economy, one state bank at a time...Part 2, now available for download here: http://www.archive.org/details/EllenHodgsonBrownEscapingTheWebOfDebtPart2 Produced by Dori Smith at WHUS, FM 91.7, a Pacifica Affiliate at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT TRT: 29:28 Ellen Hodgson Brown discusses, Web of Debt, on the US Federal Reserve, the so called Money...
Topics: Ellen Brown, Ellen Hodgson Brown, international banking, mark to market, Bank for International...
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Talk Nation Radio for June 18, 2008 Francis A. Boyle on the case against Bush and potential war with Iran George W. Bush could be indicted at the state level for murder with malice aforethought, that according to internationally recognized legal expert Francis A. Boyle of the School of Law at the University of Illinois. According to Boyle, President Bush deceived US soldiers about the reason for sending them to Iraq. Thus, he argues, the 4100 US soldiers who have died in Iraq thus far were...
Topics: Francis A. Boyle, international law, human rights law, University of Illinois, try Bush for murder,...
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Talk Nation Radio April 9, 2009 Ellen Hodgson Brown, escaping the global web of debt (Part Two) We hear about the founding of a state bank, something that could help states become solvent. In part 1 we heard Ellen Hodgson Brown describe the success of the founders of North Dakota in establishing a non partisan state bank that is still functional and thriving. States could save on interest, use their own banks to borrow, invest, and manage state funds. Program ends with full instrumental of the...
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July 21st, 2011 Talk Nation Radio for July 21, 2011 Ellen Brown, Why Banks Donât Lend, Liquidity Crisis She discusses the potential for another banking industry crisis and looks at the solutions. TRT: 29:18 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org Produced by Dori Smith Music by Fritz Heede Ellen Brown joins us once again, to talk about her latest piece in Truthout.org, titled, Why Banks Arenât Lending: The Silent Liquidity Squeeze. Ellen Brown is author of...
Topics: Ellen Brown, Why Banks Don’t Lend, Liquidity Crisis and Possible Next Banking Crisis, Ellen...
Paul Blanch, Nuclear Industry Whistle Blower, Money over Safety in Nuclear Industry, Corrosive Pipes, Lack of Oversight Nuclear Industry Whistle Blower and expert witness on licensing says 'its money over safety for nuclear industry and NRC' Talk Nation Radio for May 12, 2011 Paul Blanch, Nuclear Industry Whistle Blower, Money over Safety in Nuclear Industry, Corrosive Pipes, Lack of Oversight We discuss Japan and the U.S. What concerns do we share? What facts should be know? From this...
Topics: Potassium Iodine, Connecticut, state DEP, nuclear industry, Millstone, Vermont Yankee, Seabrook,...
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Talk Nation Radio for June 3, 2011 Diane Wilson on Diary of an Eco-Outlaw Produced by Dori Smith in Storrs, Connecticut TRT: 29:00 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here and at Radio4all.net and archive.org Award winning environmentalist and author Diane Wilson joins us to talk about her latest book, Diary of an Eco-Outlaw, An Unreasonable Woman Breaks the Law for Mother Earth published by Chelsea Green Publishing of White River Junction, VT. Itâs a sequel to her first book, An Unreasonable...
Topics: Diane Wilson, Diary of an Eco-Outlaw, new book sensation, environmentalist, award winning activist...
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Talk Nation Radio Medea Benjamin, Greece, the U.S., Israel, and the Gaza Flotilla Early release for next week as relevant in breaking news TRT:29:14 Produced by Dori Smith in Storrs, CT Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org An activist for 30 years, Medea Benjamin is winner of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation. She is also an author and former economist and nutritionist with the United Nations and World Health...
Topics: Medea Benjamin in Athens, Greece July 7th and 8th 2011, USBOATTOGAZA, Greek authorities confiscated...
Talk Nation Radio for March 31, 2011 FBI Surveillance 1960s style, David Holthouse, Maureen Murphy:Ignoring the Threats from the Right while Spying on the Peaceful Left TRT:29:00 26.6 M Produced by, Dori Smith Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here And at Radio4all.net and Archive.org Human rights activists, peace activists and environmentalists, hoped for change under Obama/Biden but the same kind of targeted surveillance campaigns and invasive FBI tactics appear to be surfacing under the...
Topics: David Holthouse, militant right wing, Maureen Murphy, talks about subpoena she and other activists...
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Talk Nation Radio for April 28, 2010 PLEASE USE THIS Version Special series on accountability for the US and Israel: the intelligence world. H.P. Albarelli Jr. joins us to talk about his 2009 book, A Terrible Mistake, the Murder of Frank Olson and the CIAâs Cold War Experiments. You can read the first chapter here. Produced by Dori Smith TRT: 29:04 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org H.P. Albarelli shares his story of a ten year long investigation...
Topics: LSD, CIA, MKULTRA, ARTICHOKE, BLUEBIRD, Murder of Frank Olson, Book by Hank Albarelli, H.P....
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Talk Nation Radio for April 14, 2011 I Shall Not Hate, Doctor Izzeldin Abuelaish at Central Connecticut State University Before his audience of students and community members, Dr. Abuelaish stood tall, sometimes walking a step forward, or back, occasional tears rolling down his face, as he told the heart breaking but inspirational story of his loss, and his commitment. This week’s show features a talk that was part of the well established, Middle East Studies Lecture Series, at CCSU, Central...
Topics: CCSU, New Britain, Middle East Studies Lecture Series, I Shall Not Hate, Doctor Izzeldin Abuelaish...
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Talk Nation Radio for afternoon of March 15, 2011 Michael Mariotte, Executive Director of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service Special series, Japan goes Critical, part 3 TRT: 28:50 music fades long, 0:27 seconds Produced by Dori Smith and John Schwenk, Storrs, CT and Syndicated with Pacifica Network Download at Pacificaâs Audioport at or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org. At the Fukushima plant contamination, fire, and radioactive releases. We asked Michael Mariotte to discuss what he...
Topics: Japan, nuclear reactor core, meltdown, could radiation reach America, should US Government provide...
Talk Nation Radio for May 25, 2011 Michael Mariotte, NIRS, Update on Radiation from Fukushima: Understanding What Meltdown is as Applied to Japan Leak Produced by, Dori Smith TRT:28:58 Music fades long, 40:00 and also at midway point in the program we feature a 1:14 sec. clip of Courtney Doweâs, Radiation Blues. Download at Pacifica's Audioport or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org Weâre continuing to update the situation in Japan at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant where Japan Electric now...
Topics: Fukushima, what does the word meltdown actually mean? Three plants fuel melted, one plant pipes...
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Talk Nation Radio for March 12, 2011 Japan Goes Critical, Michael Mariotte, Director of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service Is it a Meltdown? What to do? What should we know? 7:00 through 8:00 PM EST CNN Headlines were. Meltdown Underway, then Meltdown Possible, then Officials tell IAEA the Core is Intact, What is really happening with Japanese Nuclear Reactor Cores? Clearly the information has not been adequate to international news and reporting services. Weâre doing our best to...
Topics: Japan goes critical, Fukushima Daini plant core could melt, mixed reports on CNN about a meltdown...
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Talk Nation Radio for March 24, 301 Richard Gage visits Hartford, Mazin Qumsiyeh visits Storrs, Connecticut Version 1 to right in player is a standard audio version. Version 2 to right in player is a higher volume normalized to 90 percent issue Produced by John Schwenk, Host Dori Smith TRT:29:20 Download at Pacifica's Audioport Or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org First, radio engineer John Schwenk interviews architect Richard Gage about an upcoming event at the University of Hartford on March...
Topics: Richard Gage, 911, what really happened to Building 7, 2011 campaign, Mazin Qumsiyeh, in Storrs, CT...
Talk Nation Radio for August 18, 2011 Fukushima, the final warning, Michael Steinberg: The Children of Japan test Positive for Radiation Poisoning The people of Japan are appealing for international attention, and help. At the web page NIRS.org you can sign a petition to protect Japanâs children, as the extent of contamination to soil, food, air and water, are only now being revealed. We hear a portion of a broadcast by the Australian Broadcast Network, ABC. TRT: 29:19 Produced by Dori Smith...
Topics: Fukushima, the final warning, Michael Steinberg: The Children of Japan test Positive for Radiation...
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Talk Nation Radio for April 7, 2011 Mazin Qumsiyeh on Popular Resistance in Palestine Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh teaches at Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities in Palestine This week's show is a recording of his talk delivered at the University of Connecticut March 23rd at UCONN, Storrs, CT COOP, bookstore. TRT: 29:13 Produced by, Dori Smith, Storrs, CT Download at Pacifica's Audioport Or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org Professor Mazin B. Qumsiyeh visited his Alma mater, the University of...
Topics: Mazin B. Qumsiyeh, Popular Resistance in Palestine, A History of Hope and Empowerment, Israel,...
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Talk Nation Radio for May 19, 2011 Talk Nation Radio:Paul Blanch part 2, US Nuclear Power Plant Safety Issues TRT:29:01 Produced by Dori Smith, Storrs, Connecticut Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org We continue our conversation with nuclear expert and whistle blower, Paul Blanch, about symptoms of decay within Americaâs nuclear industry. They said theyâd learn from the Fukushima Daiichi nightmare. But according to Paul Blanch the underground coolant...
Topics: Paul Blanch, U.S. nuclear plants, leaks, tritium, lack of adequate testing, lack of adequate plans...
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Talk Nation Radio for June 22, 2011 Street Medic Roger Benham on a Mining Protest in West Virginia Tracing the Route of a 1920s and 1930s Protest to Save Blair and Coal River Mountains The coal industry and companies like Massey Energy, now Alpha Resources, have decimated the mountains, and poisoned rivers and streams as well as air in West Virginia and other places. Protesters gathered to retrace their steps and protest Mountain Top Removal. Produced by Dori Smith TRT:29:06 Download at...
Topics: Blair Mountain, protesters gather to fight mountain top mining, Masse Energy, now Alpha Resources,...
Connecticut Tries to Raise Taxes on Millstone Nuclear, Environmentalists Speak Out against Millstone April 28th, 2011 Talk Nation Radio for April 28, 2011 Connecticut Tries to Raise Taxes on Millstone Nuclear Judi Friedman of PACE, Peopleâs Action for Clean Energy and Nancy Burton of CONNECTICUT COALITION AGAINST MILLSTONE see www.mothballmillstone.org TRT: 29:18 Produced by Dori Smith, Storrs, CT Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org The nuclear industry...
Topics: Millstone, Radiation, Hydrogen Explosions at Millstone Nuclear Plant shut down reactor unit one...
Libor Koznar on the Audacity of Hope to Gaza: As Freedom Flotilla Passengers begin their Civil and Human Rights Mission on Behalf of Palestinians Talk Nation Radio for June 29, 2011 Special series on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla Libor Koznar on the Audacity of Hope to Gaza, as Freedom Flotilla Passengers begin their Civil and Human Rights Mission on behalf of Palestinians Once again peace activists are challenging the Israel stranglehold on Palestinians in Gaza, with ten more ships making their...
Topics: Libor Koznar, Talk Nation Radio journalist on board the Audacity of Hope to Gaza, Israel threatens...
Talk Nation Radio for July 7, 2011 Gale Courey Toensing, Medea Benjamin, Update on US Ship to Gaza Flotilla Passengers Reflect and Plan Next Actions TRT: 29:02 Produced by Dori Smith, in Storrs, CT and syndicated with Pacifica Network Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org We hear voices from the Gaza flotilla and interview Connecticut peace activist Gale Courey Toensing who provides us with an update as of July 2nd (from on board the Audacity of Hope in...
Topics: Gale Courey Toensing, Medea Benjamin, US Boat to Gaza, The Audacity of Hope, Free Gaza Flotilla 2,...
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Talk Nation Radio for February 24, 2011 Michael T. Klare on Libya, its People and its Oil A Perfect Storm for Oil, People, and Corporations TRT: 29:00 Produced by Dori Smith Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org Michael T. Klare joins us to raise questions about US policy and what organizations might be able to help the people of Libya. There are growing challenges to the Obama administration and other major world powers to take action in response to...
Topics: Oil, Libya, contracts, corporate interests in Libya, US Policy, President Barack Obama, Policy on...
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Chris Allen-Doucot on Visit to Palestine: Settlers both join in protests, cause problems May 5th, 2011 Talk Nation Radio for May 5, 2011 Chris Allen-Doucot on Visit to Palestine: Settlers both join in protests, cause problems Produced by Dori Smith, in Storrs, CT Download at Pacificaâs Audioport or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org Part one: We hear a talk given in Storrs, Connecticut, by Chris Allen Doucot, a founder of the Hartford Catholic Worker. While peace talks between Israel and...
Topics: Palestine, Palestinian, Israel, Israeli, Christian, Christian Zionist, crisis about land not...
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Talk Nation Radio for the week of March 2, 2011 Dahr Jamail, Uprisings and Oil in the Middle East Produced by Dori Smith, Storrs, CT TRT: 29:00 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org International journalist Dahr Jamail joins us to talk about the uprisings throughout the Middle East and North Africa. We talk about Libya, as neocons like former Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and Senator John McCain urge the White House to take military action there. Two US...
Topics: Dahr Jamail, Al Jazeera English, Inter Press Service News, media and uprisings in Middle East, oil...
US in Pakistan, Muhammad Idrees Ahmad reports: US Troops Could Enter Pakistan as Power Vacuum there Grows Talk Nation Radio for January 6, 2011 US in Pakistan, Muhammad Idrees Ahmad reports US Troops Could Enter Pakistan as Power Vacuum there Grows The Obama administrationâs policy of increasing its use of military force to try to pressure the Taliban into bending to Americaâs will is failing, according to Muhammad Idrees Ahmad. Still the surge in Afghanistan seems to include sending US...
Topics: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Assassination of Punjab Governor, U.S. forces in Pakistan, 2011 military...
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Talk Nation Radio for February 3, 2011 CT Guard Troops to Egypt, Phyllis Bennis, John Pike of Global Security -Plus interview with Col. John Whitford of the Connecticut National Guard. He discusses the deployment of US troops to Egypt for reconnaissance and resupply missions. They are based in Egypt and will join guard members from other states. We get Updates on Egypt, Israel and Palestine. John Pike of Global Security dot org talks about the US Militaryâs joint operations with Egypt over the...
Topics: Egypt, protests, Israel, Palestine, Phyllis Bennis, John Pike of Global Security, Col John...
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Journalist Heiko Wimmen on Lebanon: Transitional Political Figures Talk Nation Radio for February 2, 2011 Journalist Heiko Wimmen on Lebanon, Transitional Political Figures Scholar and journalist Heiko Wimmen provides an overview of the political landscape. He has covered Lebanese politics for German print and broadcast media since the late 1990s and is author of âThe Long, Steep Fall of the Lebanon Tribunal,â published in Middle East Report Online, December 1, 2010. TRT:28:59 Produced by...
Topics: Journalist Heiko Wimmen, clip, of next show, Marc J. Sirois, former editor at The Daily Star of...
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Accolades for the book, 'Floodlines' Continue.. an interview with author Jordan Flaherty Talk Nation Radio for January 13, 2011 Jordan Flaherty, on Community Organizers Making a Difference in New Orleans TRT: 29:25 Produced by Dori Smith Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Archive.org and Radio4all.net Music: Fritz Heede Weâre joined by writer and activist Jordan Flaherty, for a discussion about his book, Floodlines, Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six. His award...
Topics: New Orleans, Katrina, post Katrina recovery, major aid groups and famous individuals, powerful...
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Talk Nation Radio for October 23, 2008 Chatham County Georgia District Attorney Spencer Lawton on Troy Anthony Davis: Unreliable evidence at trial defended by original prosecutor in Davis case TRT:30:08 Produced by Dori Smith, WHUS Storrs, FM 91.7 at the University of CT, a Pacifica Affiliate Station Download at Pacifica at http://www.audioport.org or use this URL:...
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Information is Democracy for Iran Policy or Military Sexual Trama Cases Talk Nation Radio, for December 16, 2010 Information is Democracy for Iran Policy or Military Sexual Trama Cases Gareth Porter, Jordan Flaherty and Taylor Asen, Yale Law Veterans Clinic TRT:29:19 Download at Pacifica Network here then at archive.org and radio4all.net Produced by, Dori Smith, Storrs, CT and syndicated nationally with Pacifica Network First broadcast on WHUS Storrs, FM 91.7, a Pacifica Affiliate Station in...
Topics: MST, Yale Law School case with SWAN and ACLU, Gareth Porter, Iran Wikileaks Drama
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Talk Nation Radio for December 22, 2010 Dahr Jamail on BP then Veterans with Military Sexual Trauma His latest reports to Al Jazeera We hear about Jamailâs most recent reports to Al Jazeera on the BP oil spill in the gulf and illnesses that are starting to become life threatening for residents. Plus Military Sexual Trauma in the Military. TRT:29:02 Produced by Dori Smith in Storrs, CT Airing on WHUS Radio FM 91.7 Wed. 5 PM Music by Fritz Heede (Coming up extended interviews with the Yale Law...
Topics: Dahr Jamail, BP, Dispersant, Military Sexual Trauma, U.S. Military, Pentagon, DOD, women and men...
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Talk Nation Radio for December 2, 2010 Gareth Porter Debunks NYT Claims of Iranian Missile Threat to Europe TRT: 29:28 Produced by Dori Smith Download at Pacifica's Audioport Or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org A few days after the Wikileaks documents appeared online the New York Times reported that they contained indications that Iran had fortified their missile capability with the help of North Korea. Their new missile could reach Europe, the NYT report indicated. But our guest, journalist...
Topics: Iran, missile threat to europe debunked, Gareth Porter, Inter Press Service News, Iranian Missile...
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Talk Nation Radio for December 30, 2010 Lawsuit Demands Misdiagnosed Veterans Receive Benefits, Melissa Ader, Dahr Jamail Melissa Ader, Yale Law Student, Dahr Jamail Give U.S. Veterans of the Iraq and Afghan Wars their Benefits, Lawsuits Pending U.S. Military Asked to Give 26,000 Veterans their Benefits after Wrongly Diagnosing them with 'Personality Disorders'. They were discharged without benefits, in some cases after 12 years of service. TRT:29:04 Produced by Dori Smith Download at...
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The Outer Limit of CIA Crime, LSD and Murder, H.P. Albarelli Jr on Talk Nation Radio Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org. We continue our discussion with H.P. Albarelli Jr., author of the ground breaking book, âA Terrible Mistake, the Murder of Frank Olson and the CIAâs Secret Cold War Experimentsâ. We are discussing top-secret operations involving mind control and the use of LSD and other chemicals. There was MKULTRA, Artichoke, Bluebird, and MKNAOMI:...
Topics: CIA, LSD, MKULTRA, H.P.Albarelli Jr., A Terrible Mistake
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Scholar and Vietnam War veteran Jerry Lembcke joins us to talk about propaganda, myths, and war, from Vietnam to Iraq September 9th, 2010 Talk Nation Radio for September 9, 2010 Scholar and Vietnam War veteran Jerry Lembcke joins us to talk about propaganda, myths, and war, from Vietnam to Iraq. Who betrayed U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War era? Who is betraying them today? We discuss the similarities along with imagery in popular culture that now substitutes for real history lessons....
Topics: Jerry Lembke, war, sex, and fantasies of betrayal, hanoi jane, jane fonda
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Medea Benjamin on Gaza Freedom March set for December 29, 2009 Talk Nation Radio for November 19, 2009 Medea Benjamin on the Gaza Freedom March set for December 29, 2009 Gaza Freedom March 2009 We discuss the climate for war vs peace, America and the Middle East as the group Codepink gears up for the Gaza Freedom March. Hundreds of international citizens are set to pour across the Egyptian border carrying a message of hope about peace and justice. Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at...
Topics: Medea Benjamin, Gaza Freedom March, hundreds to cross Egyptian border into Gaza December 29, 2009
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No Holiday for Soldiers with PTSD like 1st Infantryman Jeff Hanks Talk Nation Radio for November 25, 2010 No Holiday for Soldiers with PTSD US Soldier Jeff Hanks with More on PTSD and War Update on Hanks Case plus Analysis of US in Middle East through another Holiday Season for 2010 Produced by Dori Smith TRT: 28:06 (note time difference this week as an exception to our usual 29+ time) Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here Or at radio4all.net and archive.org We hear the second part of our...
Topics: Jeff Hanks, PTSD, turned himself in for treatment, how is it going for him and other US GIs, David...
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Talk Nation Radio for March 11, 2009 Messages from Gaza, CODEPINK's Pam Rasmussen and Gael Murphy We hear about the delegation's progress, learn more about what they have been seeing, and hear a first hand report about a war crime as described to CODEPINK by survivors. Produced by Dori Smith, FM 91.7 WHUS Radio at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT TRT:30:08 Download at Pacifica's Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org Two members of a peace delegation to Gaza speak out...
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Talk Nation Radio for 11-19-2010 Dave Lindorff takes our National Pulse on Key Issues TRT: 29:15 Produced by Dori Smith in Storrs, CT Volatile markets, challenges to the Obama administration's hard won health care policy, and new concerns about social security. Journalist and author David Lindorff joins us to take the national pulse on these and other issues. We'll look at America's economic health, and consider what if any good or bad change may be coming during the second half of the Obama...
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Talk Nation Radio Election Coverage 2008 with Dori Smith and with Brad Friedman of Brad Blog RNC and McCain-Palin campaign allegations against ACORN during conference call 10-10-08. Republicans have launched systematic campaigns to use ACORN to discredit Democrats during several Presidential elections. By the time the press catches up to the truth, elections have already been held. TRT: 59:52 long music fade of 1:36 We're fact checking the conference in which Missouri Governor Matt Blunt and...
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Bill Curry, CT Vote, Craig Holman of Public Citizen on Federal Complaint against Crossroads Talk Nation Radio for November 4, 2010 Bill Curry, CT Vote, Chris Holman of Public Citizen on Federal Complaint against Crossroads Plus headline news about CT Governorâs Race, itâs Malloy, AP says at last.. Indy Media in CT calls Governorâs Race, AP misses⦠Produced by Dori Smith, Storrs, CT TRT:29:49 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org Craig Holman of Public...
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Talk Nation Radio for February 26, 2008 Interview with Jacob Heilbrunn, author of 'They Knew they were Right, The Rise of the Neocons' Jacob Heilbrunn is senior editor at 'The National Interest', a publication of the Nixon Center. He describes himself as a 'former neocon', though any sympathies he may have had with members of this movement appear to have fallen by the wayside. Over the next two programs Jacob Heilbrunn provides his views on the foreign policies of neocons and the campaign of...
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Talk Nation Radio for October 14, 2010 Stephen F. Downs of Project Salam on Repression against Muslims and Peace Activists: Will the 2010 Midterms Lead to an increase in Repression against Muslims and Peace Activists? Attorney Stephen F. Downs is with Project Salam in Albany, New York. Their new web project is designed to help people understand the magnitude of the problem of U.S. repression against Muslims. They will list hundreds of case histories of Muslims that have been arrested...
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Talk Nation Radio for October 8, 2008 2008 Economic Crash 101 with Professor Stephen L. Ross Produced by Dori Smith, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT A Pacifica Network Affiliate 29:46 America is in crisis as college students and their families have begun to worry about where to get shrinking student loan dollars. Professor Ross says his best initial advice is start early, and apply for student loan funds from more than one bank. Go to the banks where you may have already gotten loans, if...
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Talk Nation Radio for August 26, 2010 A Call to Theatrical Action from Jen Marlowe Jen Marlowe on her play, There is a Field, the life and death of Palestinian Aseel Asleh in context Produced by Dori Smith, Storrs, CT Download at Pacifica's Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org www.donkeysaddle.org For information on how to do a dramatic reading or performance of the play, There is a Field . Jen Marlowe is an award winning filmmaker, human rights activist, author and playwright. We...
Topics: Aseel Asleh, Jen Marlowe, There is a Field, Rumi, Palestinians, Israelis, deaths on Land Day,...
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Paul Chappell discusses the investigations into the making of war and of peace found in his books "Will War Ever End," "The End of War," and the just published "Peaceful Revolution: How We Can Create the Future Needed for Humanity's Survival."
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Part One Norman Finkelstein on Gaza and Saeed Ahghari M.D., just back from Gaza April 10th, 2009 Talk Nation Radio for April 8, 2009 This show features part one of a longer talk by Norman Finkelstein on Gaza which we will upload in the next few days. Dr. Saeed Ahghari visited Gaza as an emergency medicine specialist treating wounded and assessing the crisis for civilians. TRT:29:54 Produced by Dori Smith, WHUS, Storrs, CT We hear from Middle East expert Norman Finkelstein who spoke at the...
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Talk Nation Radio for October 21, 2010 The Yes Men, Rainforest Action Network, Amazon Watch, Nab Chevron for False PR Campaign " We Agree " with Chevron say the Yes Men, but they are spoofing the oil giant. Interview with Maria Ramos of the Rainforest Action Network about the trick they played on Chevron, and why. She discusses the critical situation in the Amazon where people are sick and some have died because of oil toxicity that is Chevron's responsibility. The oil giant has tried...
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Shannon Young from Oaxaca, Mexico, with News in Context Talk Nation Radio for October 7, 2010 Shannon Young from Oaxaca with News in Context, Compelled to Find Justice Produced by Dori Smith, in Storrs, CT TRT:29:33 music fades Download at Pacifica's Audioport here:and at radio4all.net and archive.org Music by Fritz Heede, also Avion de Kondoy, Banda Region Mixe, on My Space Journalist Shannon Young has been providing breaking news reports from Oaxaca, Mexico, during years of change and...
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Talk Nation Radio interview with media critic Danny Schechter. Plunder: Investigating our Economic Calamity Mike Stark provides his reaction to the news that Troy Anthony Davis got a hearing at the U.S. Supreme Court. A stay of execution came less than two hours before he was to be executed. The Davis family and his attorneys breathed a sigh of relief but the case is still pending and the high court could decide not to hear the brief after all. Not out of the woods yet says Stark, who is on the...
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Stephen M. Kohn of the National Whistleblowers Center says that for national security whistleblowers, Obama's presidency has been "a disaster." Kohn, the author of eight books on whistleblower law, represents Sibel Edmonds, an FBI whistleblower and the author of the just-released Classified Woman. Edmonds submitted her book to the FBI for censorship, and the FBI failed to identify anything that she could not print, but also refused to approve of the book. Edmonds, however, has gone...
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Talk Nation Radio for October 28, 2010 Money, the 2010 Election Season, and the Environment Dave Leventhal of Open Secrets and Andrew Restuccia of The Washington Independent Weâll look at how the massive influx of dollars has impacted races in various states. The political debates nationwide have centered vaguely on taxes, fear has been a major component, yet what about concern about global warming? That has fallen by the wayside during an election season that has been mainly focused on...
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Talk Nation Radio for January 15, 2009 Jamshid A. Marvasti M.D. on MidEast Violence, Causes and Cures Dr. Marvasti is an Iranian-American citizen and he discusses the impact of the Israeli Palestinian War on societies in Israel, Palestine, and the USA. This is part one of a two hour discussion where we explore his recent book in context with breaking news of Gaza. Total Running Time: 29:01 Produced by Dori Smith, at WHUS FM 91.7, a Pacifica Affiliate at the University of Connecticut in Storrs,...
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In Sept. he warned about the guns of August in Counterpunch. Now that August is here there is a sudden upsurge in Neocon media presence and former DCI James Woolsey has issued calls on CNN for air strikes against Iran. But the most ominous development is the sending of another US carrier to the Persian Gulf. We look at ways to protest, resist, and call a halt to the war plans plus impeach Bush/Cheney.
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Patti Goldman, Earth Justice, on the BP Spill, Dispersant Chemicals, and Risks from Pesticides See: Litigant, Gulf Restoration Network, at www.earthjustice.org Talk Nation Radio for June 2, 2010 The BP Spill, litigation, and health dangers from Pesticides Interview with Patti Goldman, Patti Goldman is Vice President for Litigation, at Earth Justice Environmental Law Plus ADHD and other Affects from Pesticides In this report: Corexit, BP, Oil Spill, Earth Justice, link...
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Palestinian Statehood, Discussion with Law Prof. Francis A. Boyle Plan B Uniting for Peace Resolution âTime to end Israelâs stall and delay tactics on so called talks while they build settlements,â Boyle says. We discuss history of the discussion on Palestinian statehood. Review of year long effort to get votes, UN Security Council, Israel, US, and Palestinian leaders. TRT:29:00 Produced by Dori Smith Music by Fritz Heede Download at Pacificaâs Audioport or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org...
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AWOL over PTSD, Jeff Hanks is Helped by IVAWâs Operation Recovery November 11th, 2010 Talk Nation radio for November 10, 2010 AWOL over PTSD, Jeff Hanks is Helped by IVAWâs Operation Recovery 1st Infantryman Jeff Hanks, Reporter Sarah Lazare Jeff Hanks is AWOL and the group Iraq Veterans Against the War is supporting him as part of a new campaign called Operation Recovery. IFAW.org is the web site, they are asking the Military and the White House to stop deploying soldiers that have been...
Topics: Iraq Veterans Against the War, IVAW, Jeff Hanks, awol soldier has PTSD, seeks help, Military tries...
Talk Nation Radio for December 18, 2008 Ian Williams and Dave Lindorff talk about what US reporters can learn from al-Zaidi incident. Produced by Dori Smith at FM 91.7, WHUS Radio, a Pacifica affiliate at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT TRT:29:39 Download weekly at Archive.org, Radio4all.net and audioport.org We discuss the global surge in venting anger at George W. Bush sparked by Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi. We're joined by two veteran journalists, Ian Williams and David...
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Frank Barat, Israel, the EU, and the USA, War Crimes Violations in Palestine Talk Nation Radio Special for April 7, 2010 Frank Barat, Russell Tribunal on Palestine, Accountability Special: Israel, the EU, the USA, War Crimes Violations in Palestine TRT: 29:29 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here if you are a member or at Archive.org and Radio4all.net. This is the first of our series on accountability, global efforts to prevent war crimes and repressive policies in a decade of war and...
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Talk Nation Radio for August 5, 2010 Produced by Dori Smith in Storrs, Connecticut The Neocons are still angling for war with Iran, according to Gareth Porter, and Israel could be on the verge of making sure they get it. Weâll hear the rest of our conversation with journalist, author, and historian, Gareth Porter. And then former FBI Special Agent, Coleen Rowley of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity joins us about their warning to President Obama that Israel may bomb Iran. The last...
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Pat Elder of the National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy (StudentPrivacy.org) explains how the U.S. military gets away with requiring students in thousands of U.S. high schools to take a 3-hour career inventory test with the results going straight to recruiters without students' or parents' knowledge.
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Talk Nation Radio for February 25, 2009 Jim Lobe on MidEast policymakers, Dr. Joel Kovel on termination from Bard over critique of Zionism: President Obama to Dennis Ross, and AIPAC, you can't always get what you want. TRT: 29:10 Produced by Dori Smith at WHUS, FM 91.7 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT Download at Pacifica's Audioport here: http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=program-info&program_id=24353&nav=type&session=29588b881d412578dc1a10b14f0e0f6e& and at...
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Talk Nation Radio for December 8, 2011 Wall Street, Banks, EU and US Debt, an Interview with Ellen Brown Ellen Brown is author of the book Web of Debt, she is chair and president of the educational non profit think tank, the publicbankinginstitute.org. Look for her online at webofdebt.com. We hear about options that states and counties have for starting their own US banks that could change the entire equation, reducing the power and influence of giant banks and helping solve the US debt crisis....
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Accountability for US and Israeli Leaders: A complaint to ICC on Bush et al and itâs US Politics as usual re Israel and Palestine Special on Accountability pt 2, all stand alone, free to all community radio, net and public radio stations. Talk Nation Radio for April 15, 2010 Francis A. Boyle, Nanjundiah Sadanand, Accountability for US and Israeli Leaders: A complaint to ICC on Bush et al and itâs US Politics as usual re Israel and Palestine TRT:29:16 Talk Nation Radio is produced in Storrs,...
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Talk Nation Radio for September 3, 2010 Josh Ruebner on Israeli and Palestinian Talks in DC He is national advocacy director for the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation And Marine Biologist Dr. Samantha Joye, Journalist Dahr Jamail, chemical dispersants breaking up oil but making toxicity in Gulf of Mexico worse. First, this news about an oil and natural gas platform explosion about 100 miles off Louisiana's central coast in the Gulf of Mexico. An oil sheen was detectable for about a...
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